Children's Theatre Company

2400 3rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404-3597
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Great theater fans are made, not born, and many young fans in the Twin Cities find their first delight in dazzling stage productions at the Children's Theater. A mixed cast of amateur children and professional adults adapt favorite books and bring original stories to life to the delight of young audiences. Performances are even graded so that parents know what is appropriate for their kids. In addition to the shows, the theater also engages the community to teach kids the fun and learning that can happen on stage, offering acting classes taught by professional actors. Located adjacent to the Minnesota Institute of Arts, it's the perfect place to see a spider spin a web, what happens if you give a mouse a cookie, or if you meet a very hungry caterpillar.

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  • The Jungle Book rocks at CTC
    2 months ago by Ed Huyck

    Greg Banks' shows at the Children's Theatre Company are a sure thing. The confident and inventive director always gives us engaging, lively, and thoughtful productions, such as Huck Finn, Romeo and Juliet, and Pinocchio. T...

  • Akeelah and the Bee is e-x-c-e-l-l-e-n-t
    3 months ago by Ed Huyck

    Shy and scared, Akeelah has a special talent. The bright middle-schooler in a tough Chicago neighborhood can spell like the dickens. Her ride from the inner city to the national spelling bee fueled the feel-good film, and does the s...

  • CTC preps stage version of Akeelah and the Bee
    3 months ago by Ed Huyck

    Cheryl L. West sees a connection between her choice to become a playwright and the young heroine in her current adaptation at the Children’s Theatre, Akeelah and the Bee. “I think I was very much like Akeelah. I loved words and I lo...

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea brings video-game vibe to CTC
    5 months ago by Ed Huyck

    A few minutes into the immersive 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at the Children's Theatre Company, I realized that the action unfolding before me wasn't just a scene. No, it was a cut scene. Just like I've watched thousands of times i...

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